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Human Rights Observatory
Kurdish President: More Needed to Defeat Islamic State
Monday, April 20, 2015
Iraq's Kurdish authorities say Kurdish peshmerga forces do not have the weapons needed to defeat Islamic State militants but says he does not believe Iran should have a role in efforts to fight them. In an interview with VOA's Persian Service, Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, said peshmerga forces have not received the weapons and logistical support needed to successfully fight IS in northern Iraq. Barzani said although he was grateful... (Full Story)

UN Ready to Continue Anti-crime Commission in Guatemala
Monday, April 20, 2015
The United Nations is ready to continue working with Guatemala through a commission that has been investigating criminal networks in the Central American nation, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday.   In a statement emailed to The Associated Press, the U.N. chief's office said the involvement of the U.N. International Commission Against Impunity, or CICIG for its initials in Spanish, has been renewed three times and the world body would respond "favorably" to a... (Full Story)

US Officials Urge Prompt Action on Greek Debt Crisis
Monday, April 20, 2015
Greece is facing "challenging times," according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who said Washington is "confident" in Greece's ability to make economic reforms and "chart a new course." Kerry spoke after meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias in Washington. He was referring to negotiations between Athens, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other creditors who are demanding repayment of loans that bailed out the Greek... (Full Story)

Serbia Quashes Talk of Landmark Visit by Kosovo Minister
Monday, April 20, 2015
Serbia has informed its former province of Kosovo that Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci will be arrested if he tries to attend a conference in Belgrade this week in what would have been a landmark visit by the former guerrilla commander. Thaci is invited to a civil society event on regional reconciliation in the Serbian capital on Friday. He had said he hoped to attend. The prospect put Serbia's government in an awkward spot. While it has negotiated with Thaci for years in various... (Full Story)

Fake, Substandard Medicines Pose Global Challenge
Monday, April 20, 2015
Poor-quality medicines - including counterfeits and those with the incorrect dosage - are a “real and urgent threat” to public health, according to a collection of 17 research papers published in a prominent medical journal.   So-called “fake drugs” include expired medicines, those with manufacturing defects, and bogus tablets designed to look like the real thing.   “We know that this is an epidemic occurring over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries, and now... (Full Story)

US Forces Launch Ukraine Military Training
Monday, April 20, 2015
U.S. troops have begun a training program for Ukrainian forces at a base in western Ukraine, far from the fighting in the east, but linked to it very closely. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London. (Full Story)

As Forum opens, deputy UN chief says 2015 a ‘critical year’ for world’s indigenous peoples
Monday, April 20, 2015
With the deadline of a post-2015 development agenda looming on the horizon, 2015 is set to be an important year for the security and prosperity of the world’s indigenous peoples, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson affirmed today in remarks delivered to the opening of the fourteenth session of the Organization’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. (Full Story)

As Petrobras Scandal Spreads, Economic Toll Mounts for Brazil
Monday, April 20, 2015
For the 20 men hanging on at the Pousada do Trabalhador, a 600-bed boarding house on the dusty outskirts of this boom town northeast of Rio de Janeiro, the dream that Brazil's oil wealth would bring a better life was over. Their jobs at Comperj, a $15-billion oil refinery being built here in Itaborai by state-run energy giant Petrobras, are gone, and their employer — a mid-sized engineering company — bankrupt. The men are the latest victims of Brazil's biggest-ever... (Full Story)

Iran Charges US Reporter With Spying
Monday, April 20, 2015
A U.S. reporter jailed in Iran is being charged with four crimes, including espionage. A lawyer for Jason Rezaian told The Washington Post that Rezaian also faces charges of "conducting propaganda against the establishment" and "collaborating with hostile governments.'' Rezaian's attorney, Leilah Ahsan, said his client also is accused of gathering "information about internal and foreign policy" and disseminating it to those with "malicious... (Full Story)

Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years in Space
Monday, April 20, 2015
The Hubble Space Telescope is an orbiting workhorse. Over the past quarter century, it has sent back thousands of images of nearby planets and the most remote galaxies, expanding our knowledge of the universe in ways previously unimagined. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble has this look back at Hubble’s remarkable history. (Full Story)

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